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'm julie haener. police tell us, thanksgiving eve is one of the biggest party nights of the year. some refer to it as blackout wednesday. some officials say it is second only to new years for drunk driving violations. leave in petaluma, he found college students getting together for cocktails, and police getting together for a busy night. >> reporter: you can see behind me on this blackout wednesday, people are already out having a good time. we have a long ways to go. police are just hoping people don't party too much. >> these college age women are home for thanksgiving and are catching out over a drink called a swamp water. >> just back in town and hanging out. >> just a good feeling to come home. petaluma is a good town to come home to. >> the bars are just packed. i don't know why everyone wants to drink so much a night before eating a bunch of turkey. >> reporter: sometimes, the celebrations go too far. this was the scene two years ago. >> we had problems with bars overserving. young people, fights. you know, dui's. >> reporter: extra officers will be on the street tonight. polic
, everyone. i'm frank somerville. >> i'm julie haener. police tell us, thanksgiving eve is one of the biggest party nights of the year. some refer to it as blackout wednesday. some officials say it is second only to new years for drunk driving violations. leave in petaluma, he found college students getting together for cocktails, and police getting together for a busy night. >> reporter: you can see behind me on this blackout wednesday, people are already out having a good time. we have a long ways to go. police are just hoping people don't party too much. >> these college age women are home for thanksgiving and are catching out over a drink called a swamp water. >> just back in town and hanging out. >> just a good feeling to come home. petaluma is a good town to come home to. >> the bars are just packed. i don't know why everyone wants to drink so much a night before eating a bunch of turkey. >> reporter: sometimes, the celebrations go too far. this was the scene two years ago. >> we had problems with bars overserving. young people, fights. you know, dui's. >> reporter: extra officers will
the people that think this is crazy. >> that is them. this is tradition for us and we enjoy it and we have met so many people here. >> target is also bracing for a lot of early thanksgiving day customers. store employees worked through the night and they have set up barricades in front of the store for a 9:00 p.m. opening tonight. the national retail federation says holiday sales will rise this year 4.1%, live in pinole lorraine blanco, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you lorraine. >>> on line shopping will see growth this year according to a new report. adobe systems analyzed 150 billion retail website visits and predicts sales will jump 18% this year. adobe says u.s. on line sales start to peak today but really pick up on monday, when people go back to work and shop during their lunch breaks. and december 17th is expected to be especially strong when thousands of merchants offer free shopping on line with a guaranteed delivery by christmas eve. >>> thousands of people flooded bay area grocery stores this morning for last minute thanksgiving food shopping. at a safeway store in san francisc
downtown, people are going encouraged to used the light rail to actually get here. all highway 87 ramps will remain open, and back out live, just to give you have an idea of just how huge this event it, the arch you're looking at, i'm told by organizers, that they've expanded that and 14,000 people will bass under that arch -- pass under that arch each minute. these people are motivated to dress up and try to win, because you can win airplane tickets, and tickets to the 49ers games that are coming up. so we will bring you more once this first race against underway at 7:45. that's the 10 k wheelchair rice. i-- race. >>> it is 7:07. police reopen westbound 580 in oakland after a wild freeway shoot-out forced a complete shut down of the busy freeway on thanksgiving eve. investigators say passengers in two cars fired shots at each other near the seminary avenue exit around 80:00 last night. one car was riddled with bullets, but passengers were gone by the time the police arrived. traffic was diverted for almost two hours, but all lanes were back open by 11:30 last night, and so far, no inju
-mart should pay us more. and can afford to pay us more. >> organizers are expected to take place. the discount chains are not expected to disrupt holiday shopping. >>> this morning, it is back up after they disrupted after the eve of thanksgiving. they were shooting at each other around 8:30 last night. one officer found a quarreled with bullets at the scene. all lanes were reopened last night and so far no injuries have been reported. it does not appear that freeway gun battle is related to a whom said that happened about a mile away. they got a call where the victim was injured and they drove him to another area and he was pronounced dead at the scene. >>> a man fell to his death in a water filled quarry. he was looking for his cat tuesday and on the edge of that quarry. he fell down the 100-foot cliff and into the water. divers arrived too late, neighbors say he was devoted for his cat. >> i know he didn't intend to give his life for his animals but that's what happened. we will miss him. >> they will meet with the quarry owners and see if there is anything they could do. >>> them gaza cele
9.85 an hour. >> we deserve more and i believe wal-mart should pay us more. >> reporter: wal-mart says its turnover rate is lower than the national retail average and that their benefit plans are as good or better than their competitors. >> we are here to respect wal- mart employees. >> reporter: the protest is part of a buildup to a plan beginning thanksgiving night and through black friday. some employees say they will walk off the jobs. in the bay area, the wal-mart stores targeted for demonstrations are in fairfield, richmond, and san jose. >> i plan to walk out on black friday too. >> wal-mart has the right to make money, but they shouldn't do that in an unjust fashion. they should make sure their employees are paid fairly and justly and don't live on the edge of desperation. >> reporter: wal-mart maintains it will be business as usual at all its stores and that shoppers will see nothing unusual over the next few days. rob roth, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> shelters around the bay area are opening their doors to those in need this thanksgiving and a growing number of them ar
all the way out to the ocean. crews say they used a bleach mixture to disinfect the promenade before opening it. but the beach will be closed for up to a week. >> just so people don't come in contact with it or have their dogs in it. then we'll go ahead and do the water quality testing, which we do normally, to make sure the bacteria levels are low enough to reopen it. >> reporter: they are also taking data and investigating the pressure level and what caused the backup. crews posted signs today warning residents and surfers. some people said they were concerned about the contamination. >> because it's pollution and you can get sick from it. yeah, it does. as you see, there's nobody in the water. >> reporter: and we do have a live look now for you from news chopper 2 of the scene. they are cleaning up. they expect to get lab results back tomorrow that should indicate whether it's safe for people to go into the water. but, again, back here live, the great highway closed for about four blocks between balboa and fulton. reporting live, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> in san jose, police are lo
us be the world-class city we are. giving ourselves the world class heart we have, so happy thanksgiving everybody. >> the nair and the members of the police staff helped carve 150 turkeys at the salvation army harbor life center. tomorrow, the salvation army will deliver up to 5,000 turkeys to seniors around maroon county. >> aspirin tar's restaurant in sasalito is offering three thanksgiving dings. the -- linear. last thanksgiving. volunteers served omon 100,000 meals. go to ktvu.com to help support bay area holiday give aways. psychological down to the hot topics section and look for the link. >>> continuing coverage -- our janet life along the scene, just south of the cliff house, explained on you the spill hatched and explain at&t what the corrosion are looking how they're looking it up. >> this section of this great highway remains enclosed right now, but they hope to reopen it in the next hour. you see the crews out here, they say that they are almost finished pumping out the contaminated water but this beach will remain closed. clean-up corrosion shoveling sand and
on 580, what police are telling us this morning. >>> good news from the gaza strip, what a happening now after a cease-fire was declared. it is all ahead on the ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> well, good morning, it is thursday november 22nd, i am in for pam cook. >> steve is right there, we get to ask him, how dry are we? >> it is dry. i like that tie, too, very sharp, sir. >>> we have clear skies except for patchy fog and it will be sunny and a little bit warmer and jetstream is going north for a while. 60s on those highs here is my friend sal. >>> good morning, as you cross 880 not a bad drive, a lot of people have the day off and chp doesn't, just a word of warning. and 580 in panola, our news crew was there at the accident scene shortly before 4:00 a.m. and one person was hurt and it took about an hour for chp crews to clean up, they still don't know what caused this crash. let's go back to the desk. >>> bay area charities are busy and they are preparing holiday meals to make sure nobody goes without this thanksgiving day. li
police are telling us this morning. ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning, thanks for waking up with us, it is november 22nd, i am claudine wong, pam cook has the day off. >> let's check weather and traffic and we go to steve, we can be thankful because the forecast sounds great. also we have some sunshine and we have a little bit warmer temperatures, here is sal. >>> i do want to mention, there seems to be a objecting and of bp -- lock and and there could be some delays and i will let you know about highway 17. >>> charities are already hard at work preparing thousands of meals. take a look this is what woulded like. volunteers will deliver the meals right to the door steps and one of the voluntary chefs said it is a labor of love. >> reporter: what is it like? >> it is a lot of love and we have been cooking turkeys around the clock. >> they expect 5,000 people and meal deliveries will start at 8:00 this morning. >> now there are other places serving. and the first seating 21st and the second one, noontime and they will be holding a dinner at 1:00 p.m. and everyone is invited.
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